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Linux 2.6 - man page for uuid_parse (linux section 3)

UUID_PARSE(3)				   Libuuid API				    UUID_PARSE(3)

NAME
       uuid_parse - convert an input UUID string into binary representation

SYNOPSIS
       #include <uuid/uuid.h>

       int uuid_parse( char *in, uuid_t uu);

DESCRIPTION
       The  uuid_parse	function converts the UUID string given by in into the binary representa-
       tion.  The input UUID is a string of  the  form	1b4e28ba-2fa1-11d2-883f-b9a761bde3fb  (in
       printf(3) format "%08x-%04x-%04x-%04x-%012x", 36 bytes plus the trailing '\0').

RETURN VALUE
       Upon  successfully  parsing the input string, 0 is returned, and the UUID is stored in the
       location pointed to by uu, otherwise -1 is returned.

CONFORMING TO
       OSF DCE 1.1

AUTHOR
       Theodore Y. Ts'o

AVAILABILITY
       libuuid is part of the util-linux package since	version  2.15.1  and  is  available  from
       ftp://ftp.kernel.org/pub/linux/utils/util-linux/.

SEE ALSO
       uuid(3),  uuid_clear(3), uuid_compare(3), uuid_copy(3), uuid_generate(3), uuid_is_null(3),
       uuid_time(3), uuid_unparse(3)

util-linux				     May 2009				    UUID_PARSE(3)


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